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31 May 2011

"Jubilation" for June Blog Hop

Welcome to my Scrapi Blog.  For those of you coming from Michelle Loncar's Blog, I hope you are being inspired by the fabulous artwork from my fellow CTMH consultants for the June Stamp of the Month "Jubilation".  This 24-stamp set is so versatile that's it's not only a perfect year round set for cards but also to use as terrific accents to scrapbook pages or projects!

Although I love cards, scrapbook layouts are my passion so I wanted to show how easy and perfect this set is complimenting the Lucky Level 2 Paper Packet, Assortment and Journal Spots.

This "Birthday Hero" layout is CTMH all the way . . . with their wooden buttons, kraft borders, and dimensional element stars inked in outdoor denim ink.  Plus, my new fav "Token Alphabet" stamp set inked in Outdoor and Sunset then punched with my handy circle punch!  I finished it off with outdoor denim ribbon from the Designer Ribbon Blue Collection!

Baseball and Birthdays - it doesn't get any better than that for a pre-teen boy so to have them both on the same day . . . perfect!

Closer look at Left page of Layout.

Closer look at Right page of layout.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you'll take the time to become a follower (this newbie would LOVE to have more followers) and I'd especially love your comments.  Happy Scrappin' from Scrapi Traci!!!

Now click here for Vicki Tagatz's BlogShould you get lost along the way, you can always start over by visiting Kathleen Androlewicz's blog.

25 May 2011

Studio J Offers So Many Paper Options

I still can't get over how easy Studio J layouts are. With my "Spring Chicks" layout below, I knew I wanted to try the Bliss Paper Packet because it's such a great neutral pattern, and I wanted to play with different cardstock color choices (not the obvious ones that are recommended). I decided to try matching my daughter and her friend's shirts with the green cardstock to see if it would compliment the papers. To tie it in even more, I added the peach cardstock and chocolate ribbow. I quickly added some fun stickease, embellishments, title boxes and journaling. All in all, it took less than 30 minutes to put this layout together! I'm not sure what's the best thing though - that I loved how it all turned out or that I actually have a May 2011 layout done in May 2011! 

Studio J & Quick Pic Albums Are Perfect End of Year Sports Gifts

Need a fabulous idea for your kid's Coach(es) for the End of the Year. You could make a memorable digital scrapbook and present it in a CTMH Quick Pic Album.

comes in Cranberry, Dark Chocolate and Outdoor Denim for only $9.95 plus shipping and tax.
The cost for creating fabulous Studio J pages is only $3.25 a page, free page protectors, free shipping and $10 for the Album!!  Check out pricing and register for free here!  This is a great gift idea - super easy to do, affordable and really special!!!

Check out these super simple but fun layouts that I made for my daughter's 8th Grade basketball Coaches. I kept it super simple but you could include as much text or additional embellishments as you like!

24 May 2011

Studio J Perfect Business Tool

Studio J Digital Scrapbooking is so versatile that it works great for business too.  You can create a two-page 12" x 12" Company Profile, complete with product pictures, with as much or as little text as you'd like, and beautiful graphics.  Or, you can create an entire portfolio of your company's products and services. 

Here's a sample of my Scrapi Traci layout that I plan to add easel backs to for a fabulous company promotional display!

Try it out for yourself by clicking here! Registration is free and you can play as much as you want without purchasing anything. 

If you love it like I do, you'll want to purchase a membership, either 3 months for only $30 or commit to a year for $99!  Each page will cost as little as $3.25 with free page protectors, and you can get free shipping!

17 May 2011

Weekly Warm-Up: Time-Saving Solution For Your Scrapbooks

Close To My Heart Studio J Digital Scrapbooking is an even faster, simpler, and easier way to treasure your family's memories - whether you choose to use it as your only scrapbooking tool or to compliment your other scrapbooking.  It's crazy how quick you can put pages together with just a few clicks of your mouse. 

Check out this great article from Kristine Widtfeldt, Close To My Heart’s Vice President of Marketing, which was featured on Creating Keepstakes blog, and then click here to log in and try it for yourself for free. You only pay when you choose to order!!

Weekly Warm-Up: Time-Saving Solution For Your Scrapbooks

16 May 2011

Faster. Simpler. Easier. CTMH Never Fails Me!

I got together with a good "scrappin" friend this last weekend at the last minute.  When you have a window of opportunity, you've just got to take it! Especially since they are so far and few between with the kid's busy schedules.

Since it was last minute, I didn't have a whole lot of time to get my scrapbooking stash packed up.  So, I took a bunch of the kits that I bought from the recent Clearance, all of my newly organized and packaged CTMH embellishments, papers, inks, stamps (yeah, just a few things, right?) and headed over.

What a successful and fun night!  I was knocking the pages out so quickly and loving the results!  I became an instant fan of CTMH because I liked that it was easy to coordinate all of their projects without having to scan the aisles looking for components that will match. It truly is a fabulous system and it works.  Scrapbooking has never been faster, simpler, or easier for me!  Not that I wasn't a true believer before but you almost have to constantly show yourself how great it works, with fabulous results!!

What I especially love, is how easy it is to mix and match the kits.  Take a look at this fun layout I did with older Silhouette and the newer Bliss.

Not only did I combine Bliss and Silhouette paper packets, but used Silhouette Level 2 stickers, the new Irresistibles Eclectic Alphabet, and older Black Designer Ribbon Collection.

Here's another layout, which I did for a wedding album client that I have (hence, the pictures I had already added to one layout are covered). 

This is a Silhouette Level 1 with the Irresistibles Villa and older Black Designer Ribbon Collection, bamboo and desert sand inks!

08 May 2011

Sweet Happy Mother's Day Project

Here is a super sweet project I did with a local Daisy troop.  The girls were really excited and enjoyed making this journal and card for their Moms. The troop leader had pictures taken of each of the girls and brought tissue paper and ribbon so the girls left the meeting with a wrapped present and signed card for their mamas all ready to go!!! They did such a great job and were a adorable group of girls!

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06 May 2011

CTMH Offers Best National Scrapbook Month Goodies Ever

May is National Scrapbooking Month and CTMH is offering the best specials in the company's history. 

Not only can you get the stunning You and Me kit for FREE for spending $50 or more, but you also can get it FREE plus over $250 of fabulous Close To My Heart goodies for ONLY $65, if you sign up to become a Consultant.

See below at the CTMH product collections you could get for only $65. You'll pick three!

For ONLY $65, you could get a full year membership to Studio J, a $99 value. That means you can order layouts for as little as $3.25 a page with free protectors and free shippping. That's worth the $65 price by itself, but that's not it . . .

You also get a choice of two other kits (or, if you don't want the Studio J, three other kits full of product).  PLUS, I AM OFFERING A SPECIAL TO THE FIRST FIVE PEOPLE TO SIGN UP  - a paper packet and stamp set.  So now, the value of products you'll get is $300!!!

Click here to learn more!!!  You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.  Click here to sign up today!!!

01 May 2011

Scrapi's May Classes Offer Fun Choices

Sophia Layout #1

Sophia Layout #2

Lucky Layout #1

Lucky Layout #2
This month in honor of National Scrapbooking Month and Mother's Day, I'm offering two kit choices -Sophia, girly and adorable, and Lucky, boyish and fun-loving, and affordable kit prices so folks can do both kits and get a free copy of the beautiful You and Me kit for only $15 ($34.95 value). Click here for a closer look at the You and Me kit!

Both Sophia and Lucky Level 2 Kits are each $27 or both for $54, which makes you eligible for the You and Me Kit for only $15.  What a fabulous deal . . . put together eight pages, that's four 2-page layouts in one night, for just over $50 and get free kit (a $34.95 value). 
Sophia Cards 1 - 3
And, for my "Workshop On the Go" card clients, we will still put together two each of six different cards for a total of 12 cards, and you can choose between Sophia and Lucky for $35 each.  See cards 1 - 3 of each kit below. Click here for cards 4 - 6 of Sophia, and and click here 3 - 6 of Lucky.

Lucky Cards 1 - 3

 Plus, all customers who purchase the kit will be invited to a special "You and Me" party in June to put the kits together!